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and 29-year-old krystle campbell. we learned today the president will be coming here on thursday for an interfaith service. at the white house today flags were at half-staff, and we heard again from the president who, for the first time, used the word "terrorism" to describe what happened here. >> the fbi is investigating it as an act of terrorism. anytime bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror. >> reporter: the president in the white house briefing room earlier today. and as late as tonight, still no idea as to who did this or why. but we have a better idea as to what was detonated here in boston. nbc's pete williams has been following the investigation in d.c. all day. pete, good evening. >> brian, good evening. still so many questions, but one has been answered, how many explosive devices were left at the scene. that answer is two. and officials describe them as crudely made but effectively used. and as of tonight, no suspects, no idea who did it or why. >> reporter: investigators have begun the process of recovering tiny pieces of the bombs to lea
in a special report. as mentioned a private funeral was held for 29-year-old restaurant manager krystle campbell, one of the three people killed during the marathon bombings. a memorial service also head tonight for another victim, 23-year-old lu lingzi, university grad student from china. >>> a boy one of the hundreds injured during the bombings, remains hospitalized and getting another special visit. 11-year-old aaron hern, after first lady michelle obama, a group from oakland a's planning to stop by. players stopping in brandon moss and outfielder josh reddick. meantime doctors say aaron right now showing some pretty amazing progress in his recovery. that is great news. he is now off the tube. he is awake, alert, and talking. still no word yet on exactly when aaron will be able to get home. best wishes there. make sure to stay with nbc bay area for updates from boston on air and online. right now on nbcbayarea.com, helicopter video of friday's arrest in watertown, massachusetts. >>> back here in the bay area, a san jose woman accused of kidnapping an 11-month-old baby was back in cou
killed, unnamed chinese graduate student and krystle campbell. >> everyone that knew her, loved her. >> struggling to grasp the unthinkable. >> reporter: investigation are saying someone know who is did this. a broad request of the public, someone looking for ingredients for a bomb, maybe heard someone testing, any know with information, they are asking to come forward, 2000 tips, the president will be here in boston on thursday to speak at a memmorial service, to help this community as it tries to heal. >> bringing in pete williams into the discussion. i want to start with the images, the first one lester showed u. us, the immediate aftermath, from across the street, looking down. you will see a man in black, his clothing has been shredded, running from the scene. are investigators looking at that? this is not the one okay, here is the one we are talking about. our invest gators looking at him running to or away from terror? >> i would say running away. with a window over the finish line, we saw this man. can you see the impact of the blast partially ripped his clothes away. now, t
for krystle campbell. as for the body of tamerlan his parents want to travel to the u.s. to bring his body back. authorities warn the fbi that tamerlan had visited the hot bed of jihad. >> how could we from 2012 until the attack miss all of the radical statements and activity this guy engaged in. >> reporter: since dzhokhar tsarnaev is an american citizen he cannot be charged as an enemy combattant. instead tsarnaev will be tried in federal court. janelle wang, nbc bay area news. >>> an al qaeda backed terror plot has been foiled. canadian authorities announced they arrested two men that they say wanted to carry out a major terrorist attack on a passenger train. this is video of one of the suspects arriving from montreal. the other suspect lived in toronto. both are believed to have ties to an al kid qaeda sell. >> we are allegeding that the individuals took steps. they watched trains and railways in the greater toronto area. >> had this plot been carried out it would have resulted in innocent people being killed or seriously injured. >> authorities are not saying exactly how the 30 and 35
campbell from massachusetts. her mother spoke to the media today. >> we're heart broken about our krystle marie. she was a wonderful person. everybody that knew her loved her. >> that poor woman's pain is so palpable. many bay area families have also been affected by this horrific tragedy. for more on that we head to terry mcsweeney who joins us live from boston tonight. terry. >> reporter: yeah, the people here in boston trying to figure out a way to deal with their grief after yesterday's attack, which hit many of these people very personally. and right now on the street where the bombs went off, we have this memorial with flags and signs and candles. it's not just the people of boston, it's people across the country, including some people from northern california who came out here for the boston marathon. we're talking about the cortains of chico. >> when he handed me the bottled water, that's when the explosion went off. my fellow runners turned around and saw the smoke and thought what was that? >> reporter: her husband was at the finish line waiting for his marathoner mate. >> i was
funerals was this morning, a private service for 29-year-old krystle campbell and dozens are still in boston area hospitals as outside the memorial to the victims continues to grow. >> i know what the injuries were, and i just needed to come down and see for myself. >> in a city injured but slowly beginning to heal. jay gray, nbc news, boston. >> jay, thank you very much. we're learning new details this morning about that wild shoot-out with police that left one bombing suspect dead, the other injured. the watertown police chief telling the boston globe 26-year-old tamerlan tsarnaev was alive and struggling with officers friday morning when his younger brother drove right over him in that stolen suv dragging him along that pavement. the chief said the injuries from the crash are ultimately what killed him. >>> meantime federal investigators trying to speak to the wife of the suspect who died. a lawyer from
. in her hometown of medford krystle campbell was laid to rest. the one week anniversary of the bombing marked by a moment of silence. heads bowed across the city and the nation. yet it's the stories of kindness that keep boston going. friday's man hunt trapped mckenzie wells and her 17 month old son holden in their home. out of milk she got this special delivery from a brook line police officer. >> never imagined someone in their tactical gear carrying two gallons of milk down the street. >> the photo taken by her husband, just more evidence of how a small gesture can make a big difference. >> thank you. >> reporter: now today those who left their belongings in the chaos of the explosion can get them from the boston police, and also those who live on the section of boylston street that was closed by the bombings and those who work there, they can return to their places of work and the places where they live, but there is no word yet on when boylston street will be reopened to the public. matt. >> anne thompson in boston. thanks very much. pete williams is in washington with new details
. for millions of us, what happened on monday is personal. it's personal. today our prayers are with the campbell family of medford. they're here today. their daughter krystle was always smiling. those who knew her said that with her red hair and her freckles and her ever eager willingness to speak her mind, she was beautiful, sometimes she'd be a little noisy, and everybody loved her for it. she would have turned 30 next month. as her mother said through her tears, this doesn't make any sense. our prayers are with the lu family of china who sent their daughter to bu so she could experience all this city has to offer. she was a 23 year old student, far from home. and in her heartache of her family and friends on both sides of the ocean are reminded of the humanity that we all share. ouprayers are with the richard family of dorchester. to denise, and their young daughter jane as they fight to recover. and our hearts for 8 year old martin with his big smile and bright eyes. his last hours were as perfect as an 8 year old boy could hope for, with his family, eating ice cream at a sporting event. and
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